20 Movies Like Stand By Me

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The Goonies

The Goonies
The Goonies
Internet Movie Database: 7.7/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 77%
Metacritic: 62/100
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Runtime: 114 min
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Family
Awards: 4 wins & 7 nominations
Writer: Chris Columbus, Steven Spielberg
Actors: Sean Astin, Josh Brolin, Jeff Cohen
Language: English, Spanish, Cantonese, Italian
Country: United States
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“The Goonies” is an adventure-comedy film about a group of young friends who embark on a treasure hunt to save their homes from foreclosure. Along the way, they encounter booby traps, criminals, and a legendary pirate’s treasure.

The Sandlot

The Sandlot
The Sandlot
Internet Movie Database: 7.8/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 65%
Metacritic: 55/100
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Runtime: 101 min
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family
Awards: 1 win & 1 nomination
Writer: David Mickey Evans, Robert Gunter
Actors: Tom Guiry, Mike Vitar, Art LaFleur
Language: English
Country: United States
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“The Sandlot” is a coming-of-age film about a group of boys who bond over their love for baseball and navigate the challenges of friendship, growing up, and facing their fears. They embark on adventures and learn important life lessons while playing on a neighborhood sandlot during the summer of 1962.

The Outsiders

The Outsiders
The Outsiders
Internet Movie Database: 7.0/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 70%
Metacritic: 45/100
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Runtime: 91 min
Genre: Crime, Drama
Awards: 1 win & 4 nominations
Writer: Kathleen Rowell, S.E. Hinton
Actors: C. Thomas Howell, Matt Dillon, Ralph Macchio
Language: English
Country: United States, France
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“The Outsiders” movie is about a group of working-class teenagers in 1960s Oklahoma who are divided into two rival gangs, the Greasers and the Socs. The film explores the conflicts, friendships, and struggles they face as they navigate through social class divisions and the consequences of their actions.

The Breakfast Club

The Breakfast Club
The Breakfast Club
Internet Movie Database: 7.8/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 89%
Metacritic: 66/100
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Runtime: 97 min
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Awards: 4 wins
Writer: John Hughes
Actors: Emilio Estevez, Judd Nelson, Molly Ringwald
Language: English
Country: United States
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“The Breakfast Club” is a coming-of-age film that follows five high school students from different social groups who are forced to spend a Saturday detention together. Over the course of the day, they confront their stereotypes and form unexpected connections, ultimately discovering that they are more alike than they initially thought.

Adventureland

Adventureland
Adventureland
Internet Movie Database: 6.8/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 88%
Metacritic: 76/100
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Runtime: 107 min
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Awards: 1 win & 4 nominations
Writer: Greg Mottola
Actors: Jesse Eisenberg, Kristen Stewart, Ryan Reynolds
Language: English
Country: United States
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The Adventureland movie is about a recent college graduate who takes a summer job at an amusement park, where he navigates relationships, self-discovery, and the challenges of adulthood. It explores themes of love, friendship, and the transition from adolescence to adulthood.

The Perks of Being a Wallflower

The Perks of Being a Wallflower
The Perks of Being a Wallflower
Internet Movie Database: 7.9/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 85%
Metacritic: 67/100
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Runtime: 103 min
Genre: Drama
Awards: 19 wins & 51 nominations
Writer: Stephen Chbosky
Actors: Logan Lerman, Emma Watson, Ezra Miller
Language: English
Country: United States
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“The Perks of Being a Wallflower” is a coming-of-age drama about a socially awkward high school freshman named Charlie, who navigates the challenges of adolescence, forms deep friendships, and confronts his own traumatic past with the help of two older students. Through a series of letters, Charlie explores themes of love, friendship, mental health, and self-discovery.

Super 8

Super 8
Super 8
Internet Movie Database: 7.0/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 81%
Metacritic: 72/100
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Runtime: 112 min
Genre: Action, Mystery, Sci-Fi
Awards: 11 wins & 70 nominations
Writer: J.J. Abrams
Actors: Elle Fanning, AJ Michalka, Kyle Chandler
Language: English
Country: United States
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The Super 8 movie is a science fiction thriller about a group of friends who witness a train crash while filming a homemade movie and soon discover that the crash was not an accident. As they uncover the truth, they become entangled in a government conspiracy involving a mysterious creature.

Moonrise Kingdom

Moonrise Kingdom
Moonrise Kingdom
Internet Movie Database: 7.8/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 93%
Metacritic: 84/100
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Runtime: 94 min
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Drama
Awards: Nominated for 1 Oscar. 36 wins & 122 nominations total
Writer: Wes Anderson, Roman Coppola
Actors: Jared Gilman, Kara Hayward, Bruce Willis
Language: English
Country: United States
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“Moonrise Kingdom” is a whimsical coming-of-age film directed by Wes Anderson. Set on a small New England island in the 1960s, it follows the adventures of two young lovers who run away together, prompting a search party and a charming exploration of love, friendship, and the innocence of youth.

The Kings of Summer

The Kings of Summer
The Kings of Summer
Internet Movie Database: 7.1/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 77%
Metacritic: 61/100
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Runtime: 95 min
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Drama
Awards: 5 wins & 10 nominations
Writer: Chris Galletta
Actors: Nick Robinson, Gabriel Basso, Moises Arias
Language: English, Spanish
Country: United States
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“The Kings of Summer” is a coming-of-age comedy-drama about three teenage friends who run away from their families to live in the wilderness and build their own house, experiencing freedom and self-discovery along the way.”

The Way Way Back

The Way Way Back
The Way Way Back
Internet Movie Database: 7.4/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 84%
Metacritic: 68/100
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Runtime: 103 min
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Awards: 5 wins & 31 nominations
Writer: Nat Faxon, Jim Rash
Actors: Steve Carell, Toni Collette, Allison Janney
Language: English
Country: United States
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“The Way Way Back” is a coming-of-age film about an introverted teenager named Duncan who finds solace and self-discovery while working at a water park for the summer. Through his experiences, he learns to overcome his insecurities and build meaningful relationships, ultimately finding his place in the world.

Dazed and Confused

Dazed and Confused
Dazed and Confused
Internet Movie Database: 7.6/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 93%
Metacritic: 80/100
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Runtime: 103 min
Genre: Comedy
Awards: 1 win & 4 nominations
Writer: Richard Linklater
Actors: Jason London, Wiley Wiggins, Matthew McConaughey
Language: English
Country: United States
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“Dazed and Confused” is a coming-of-age comedy set in 1976, following a group of high school students as they navigate the last day of school, exploring themes of freedom, rebellion, and the uncertainties of the future. The film captures the spirit of youth and the complexities of adolescence in a nostalgic and humorous way.

Almost Famous

Almost Famous
Almost Famous
Internet Movie Database: 7.9/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 91%
Metacritic: 90/100
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Runtime: 122 min
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Drama
Awards: Won 1 Oscar. 54 wins & 103 nominations total
Writer: Cameron Crowe
Actors: Billy Crudup, Patrick Fugit, Kate Hudson
Language: English, French
Country: United States
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“Almost Famous” is a coming-of-age film that follows a young aspiring journalist who goes on tour with a rising rock band in the 1970s, experiencing the highs and lows of the music industry while navigating personal and professional relationships.”

Now and Then

Now and Then
Now and Then
Internet Movie Database: 6.8/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 33%
Metacritic: 50/100
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Runtime: 102 min
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Awards: 1 nomination
Writer: I. Marlene King
Actors: Christina Ricci, Demi Moore, Rosie O'Donnell
Language: English
Country: United States
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“Now and Then” is a coming-of-age film that follows four friends as they reminisce about their childhood adventures and navigate the challenges of adulthood. Through flashbacks, the movie explores their experiences of friendship, love, loss, and the enduring bond they share.

It

It
It
Internet Movie Database: 7.3/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 85%
Metacritic: 69/100
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Runtime: 135 min
Genre: Horror
Awards: 10 wins & 49 nominations
Writer: Chase Palmer, Cary Joji Fukunaga, Gary Dauberman
Actors: Bill Skarsgård, Jaeden Martell, Finn Wolfhard
Language: English, Hebrew
Country: United States, Canada
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The movie “It” is about a group of children who are terrorized by a shape-shifting entity that takes the form of their worst fears, primarily appearing as a clown named Pennywise. They must confront their fears and work together to defeat the creature.

The Lost Boys

The Lost Boys
The Lost Boys
Internet Movie Database: 7.2/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 77%
Metacritic: 63/100
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Runtime: 97 min
Genre: Comedy, Horror
Awards: 3 wins & 5 nominations
Writer: Jan Fischer, James Jeremias, Jeffrey Boam
Actors: Jason Patric, Corey Haim, Dianne Wiest
Language: English
Country: United States
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“The Lost Boys” is a 1987 American horror-comedy film about two brothers who move to a California town and discover that it is overrun by a gang of teenage vampires. As they try to save their family from becoming part of the undead, they join forces with a group of vampire hunters.

The Florida Project

The Florida Project
The Florida Project
Internet Movie Database: 7.6/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 96%
Metacritic: 92/100
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Runtime: 111 min
Genre: Drama
Awards: Nominated for 1 Oscar. 66 wins & 132 nominations total
Writer: Sean Baker, Chris Bergoch
Actors: Brooklynn Prince, Bria Vinaite, Willem Dafoe
Language: English, Spanish, Portuguese
Country: United States
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“The Florida Project” is a drama film that follows the lives of a group of children and their families living in poverty in a motel near Disney World in Florida. The film explores the struggles, joys, and resilience of these characters as they navigate their challenging circumstances and dream of a better life.

The Spectacular Now

The Spectacular Now
The Spectacular Now
Internet Movie Database: 7.0/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 91%
Metacritic: 82/100
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Runtime: 95 min
Genre: Drama, Romance
Awards: 9 wins & 32 nominations
Writer: Scott Neustadter, Michael H. Weber, Tim Tharp
Actors: Miles Teller, Shailene Woodley, Kyle Chandler
Language: English
Country: United States
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“The Spectacular Now” is a coming-of-age film that follows the story of a charismatic but troubled high school senior named Sutter Keely, who forms an unexpected connection with a shy and introverted girl named Aimee Finecky, ultimately forcing him to confront his own personal demons and face the realities of growing up.

Me and Earl and the Dying Girl

Me and Earl and the Dying Girl
Me and Earl and the Dying Girl
Internet Movie Database: 7.7/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 82%
Metacritic: 74/100
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Runtime: 105 min
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Awards: 18 wins & 30 nominations
Writer: Jesse Andrews
Actors: Thomas Mann, RJ Cyler, Olivia Cooke
Language: English
Country: United States
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“Me and Earl and the Dying Girl” is a coming-of-age film that follows a high school student named Greg as he befriends a classmate, Rachel, who has been diagnosed with leukemia. Together, they navigate the complexities of friendship, love, and mortality, ultimately learning valuable lessons about life and the importance of human connection.

The Edge of Seventeen

The Edge of Seventeen
The Edge of Seventeen
Internet Movie Database: 7.3/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 94%
Metacritic: 77/100
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Runtime: 104 min
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Awards: 8 wins & 29 nominations
Writer: Kelly Fremon Craig
Actors: Hailee Steinfeld, Haley Lu Richardson, Blake Jenner
Language: English
Country: United States, China
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“The Edge of Seventeen” is a coming-of-age comedy-drama that follows a high school junior named Nadine as she navigates the ups and downs of adolescence, including friendship, family, and romantic relationships. The film explores her struggles with self-confidence, identity, and the challenges of growing up in a humorous and heartfelt way.

The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants

The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants
The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants
Internet Movie Database: 6.5/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 82%
Metacritic: 66/100
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Runtime: 119 min
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Awards: 1 win & 14 nominations
Writer: Ann Brashares, Delia Ephron, Elizabeth Chandler
Actors: Amber Tamblyn, Alexis Bledel, America Ferrera
Language: English, Greek, Spanish
Country: United States
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“The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants” is a coming-of-age film about four best friends who discover a pair of jeans that magically fits each of them perfectly, despite their different body types. As they spend their summer apart, they share the pants, documenting their adventures and supporting each other through the challenges of love, family, and personal growth.

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